Kitsilano Secondary’s theatre department is riding high on the success of their fall 2014 production of Love Actually. The multi-media extravaganza, included over 70 students, film clips, an original script, a jazz band, played to sold out shows and generated major buzz about the Kits’ drama department. New theatre department head Ryan Parker says, “My goal is to double the enrollment in Grade 9 drama, get the kids acting, singing, dancing and building sets.” Parker’s plans include liaising with the professional community and bringing in stars like Mark Donnelly to offer free singing lessons, adding dance training, and expanding the film department.
“Our goal is for the Kitsilano Theatre Company to be the strongest school theatre program in the Lower Mainland. We already have senior students transitioning into paid acting roles on stage and in television. We want to grow the younger program and put students in the position of having a legitimate shot at a professional career in acting, directing, stagecraft and film.” For more information, go to www.KitsilanoTheatre.com
Mon- Thur, May 25 – 29th, 7pm.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time (Love, Actually sold out!) from the students or Mr. Parker – $15 for adults and $10 for students.
This will be the first ever production of Big Fish in B.C. and one of the largest productions Kitsilano has ever put on as far as cost, cast, and crew. We have over 80 actors and performers as well as a crew of over 50 behind the scenes and production!